The gospel of Jesus invites all to this [diaconal] ministry:
to offer compassion and accompaniment.
Statement of Vision (DUCC 2009)
Community is essential for DUCC members to fulfill their vision of a ministry of accompaniment. The biblical imperatives for community provide a sound basis for this recognition: “so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others”. (Romans 12:5)
The work of creating and sustaining community is rewarding, but it is not always easy. The scriptural accounts of the early Christian community of believers demonstrates this truth. When passions run deep there is a lot at stake and conflicts can emerge. Again, the biblical imperative to “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galations 6:2) serves as a guide. When we know each other, walk with each other, care for each other and share in the joys and sorrows of our lives, God is made known. (Click here for more scriptural passages about community.)
There are MANYways to join the DUCC Community!
Prayer is one. Praying for each other on a regular basis connects us at a deep spiritual level. The 26th of each month is set aside as a day to pray for diakonia world wide. Click here for a prayer cycle and to subscribe to a monthly reminder click here.
DUCC membership is open to anyone associated with the United Church of Canada who considers their ministry to be diaconal. DUCC in turn has membership in International Diakonia. Click here for much more on membership.
Get the most out of belonging to the DUCC community by staying connected!
The DUCC Community gathers Nationally every other year. Consider attending the next gathering. For more information, click here. Many regional groups meet periodically thorough out the year, including during Conference Annual (or bi-annual) meetings. Click here to find out how to be in touch with your regional group. COMING SOON. Occasionally other events of interest to the DUCC community are advertised on this site. Click here for more info.
To learn more about Diaconal News, the semi annual newsletter Click here. Follow the link (on the sidebar) to join the Facebook group. Add your Profile so others can know about your diaconal ministry. (Click here.)